NEURON & THE AUSTRALIAN ROAD SAFETY FOUNDATION TEAM UP TO PROMOTE SAFETY AS PART OF MELBOURNE LAUNCH
This is very exciting! It's amazing to see Melbournians embracing this great mode of transport. We look forward to continuing our support for Neuron to make this a success!
Neuron and the Australian Road Safety Foundation team up to promote safety as part of Melbourne launch!
To mark our launch in Melbourne, we’re teaming up with the Australian Road Safety Foundation (ARSF) to help educate first time riders on their local riding rules
From 1 February, 750 of Neuron’s safety-first e-scooters will be available across the City of Melbourne, City of Yarra and City of Port Phillip, as part of the city’s first 12-month rental e-scooter trial. To encourage safety and familiarise Melbournians with their local riding rules, we have launched a ScootSafe Campaign with the Australian Road Safety Foundation (ARSF) and will be deploying a team of roving ‘Safety Ambassadors’ to e-scooter hotspots at key times of the day to engage with the general public.
Our ScootSafe events will take place at the State Library Victoria on Tuesday, 1 February from 11:30am to 6:30pm, Queensbridge Square on Friday, 4 February from 3:00pm to 7:00pm and St Kilda Festival (South Beach Reserve) on Saturday, 5 February, 10:30am to 4:00pm). Neuron will also be deploying a team of roving ‘Safety Ambassadors’ to e-scooter hotspots. People who attend the events or visit Neuron Safety Ambassadors can take a short safety briefing to earn free credits for future rides.
To support the city, and to encourage riders to ditch their cars, Neuron is providing free morning commutes between 5am – 9am on weekdays for the first month. This will provide residents with a safe, sustainable and free way to commute to work.
Our distinctive safety orange e-scooters offer a range of pioneering safety innovations including the world’s first app-controlled Helmet Lock which secures and releases a helmet at the start of your ride. Other safety features include “Follow My Ride” which allows riders to share their trip with friends and family; a 000 emergency button; topple detection that alerts our operations team if an e-scooter has been left on its side so it can be repositioned; and geofencing technology that controls top-speed as well as where Neuron e-scooters can be ridden and parked.
Riders will be able to book and use the e-scooters through Neuron’s user-friendly app, which can be downloaded from the App Store or Google Play and set up in a matter of minutes.